FIFA World Cup qualifiers recently witnessed one of the most historic victories. Argentina and Brazil had locked horns in the backyard of Brazil, in a region where Brazil dominated the game. They have a record of winning streaks to the extent that the team has never lost a game there. However, Argentina was able to bag a win with one goal that came in the 63rd minute, scored by Nicolas Otamendi. That said, Ecuador and Colombia have also registered wins in their respective events.
Colombia found the net in the 11th minute with a penalty kick that allowed Rafael to deliver the winning edge and the only goal of the 90-minute run. Paraguay was limited to a goalless effort at Estadio Defensores del Chaco. Colombia is now ranked 3rd on the table, which Argentina leads. Brazil has slipped to the 6th position with 2 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. Argentina has only lost one event so far.
Ecuador and Chile ended their game, with the former winning it by a margin of 1-0. Angel Mena scored a goal in the 21st minute. Bolivia emerges as the most unfortunate side. They gave up one goal in the 39th minute to make it two for the first half. Darwin kicked off the series in the 15th minute, adding another to the board in the 71st minute.
The game between Argentina and Brazil saw some major action in the second half. Nicolas scored, and Joelinton pocketed a red card. Ball possession was nearly equal, as was the number of shots, except Argentina got 2/8 on target while Brazil attempted 4/8 on target.
Two major takeaways from the recent FIFA World Cup Qualifier are Colombia winning six events and drawing one event in the last seven visits to Paraguay during the qualifier. Cardozo inscribed his name in history by becoming the third 40-something player to represent Paraguay. The other two players are Justo Villar and Gabriel Gonzalez.
The only match Argentina has lost is to Uruguay by 2-0. This happened despite maintaining dominance in terms of possession. Ronald brought the opener in the 41st minute, and Darwin delivered the final blow in the 87th minute. Nevertheless, Argentina is the favorite to qualify for a better ranking on FIFA betting sites. Uruguay is in second place with a higher GD. Thereby, it is nearly possible for them to achieve the feat and defy some predictions.
Angel Mena is now the oldest player to score for Ecuador at the age of 35 years and 304 days in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
Another side of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier is an event between India and Qatar, former hosts of the global tournament. India has lost to them by 3-0, shocking their fans with their overall performance and 0/7 shots on target.